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Aalto Ribera Del Duero 2015 750ml

Rated 95 - The 2015 Aalto is a gorgeous wine, and even at the retail price of $50, is a value. Loaded with notions of blackberry and cassis fruits,...
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Alonso Del Yerro Tinto 2013 750ml

Rated 93 - The 2013 Crianza was produced with Tempranillo grapes from their organically-farmed vineyards in the village of Roa in Ribera del Duero....
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Arzuaga Crianza 2015 750ml

Rated 90 - This shows aromas of dark plums, bitter chocolate and vanilla. Full and round body with velvety tannins and good balance, but only a...
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Arzuaga Gran Reserva 2009 750ml

Rated 95 - The nose is dense with a pleasing sweetness, attractively evolved with tobacco, roasted meats and black fruit. The palate develops an...
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Arzuaga La Planta 2016 750ml

Rated 93 - Concentrated aromas of blackberry jam, cherry skin and black peppers jump out of the glass. The palate is firm but smooth with silky...
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Bodegas Ordonez Tineta Ribera Del Duero Avante 2014 750ml

Rated 90 - The 2014 Avante is a beautiful Ribera del Duero made from a tiny 1.1 tons of fruit per acre from a vineyard planted in 1960. This wine...
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Bodegas Protos Ribera Del Duero Crianza 2014 750ml

Rated 93 - Earthy and herbal nose with plenty of berries and a hint of balsamic character. This is full-bodied yet polished with generous but very...
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Bodegas Protos Ribera Del Duero Gran Reserva 2011 750ml

Rated 94 - TOP 100 SPANISH WINES OF 2017 #96 - A big, rich, chocolatey and oaky wine with a massive tannin structure, but also lots of fruit and...
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Bodegas Protos Ribera Del Duero Reserva 2012 750ml

Rated 91 - This red has focus and depth, in an austere style that remains balanced and fresh. Black cherry fruit lurks beneath espresso, licorice...
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Bodegas Protos Ribera Del Duero Tinto Fino 2016 750ml

Rated 94 - This classic expression of Ribera del Duero exhibits cracked black pepper and dark chocolate on the nose. Rich, ripe red and black fruit...
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Castilla Y Leon Ribera del Duero Spain

The ancient, arid and beautiful region of Castilla y Leon is the largest in Spain, and amongst the largest single 'regions' in any country of Europe. It has been famed throughout the centuries for its architecture, its people, its art and literature, and not least for its characterful and flavorful wines, which capture the beating heart and passion of Spain and Spanish culture. Castilla y Leon is essentially a vast plateau, and is extremely dry, with a poor soil structure which one might think would make viticulture difficult, if not impossible. However, Castilla y Leon has plenty of native grape varietals which are able to stretch their roots deep underground, to tap into the moisture and minerals which can be found there.





Some experts claim that centrally-located Ribera del Duero, Spain's fastest growing wine region, has the greatest potential for memorable red wines. These are largely inspired by the revered Vega Sicilia, an estate producer whose dark Tempranillo wines are balanced with 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. For one hundred years Vega Sicilia has taken Spanish tradition to the extreme, growing highly concentrated grapes and aging wines ten years in cask and sometimes more in bottle before releasing exquisite, expensive wines that still benefit from cellar aging. Like slightly smaller versions of Vega Sicilia, other Ribera del Duero Tempranillos are tannic and long-lived, usually inky and massive, with complicated aromas of chocolate, plums and smoke. French varietals Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec are joining the native varietals. White Ribera del Duero uses the indigenous varietal Albillo.



Ever since the Phoenicians and Romans brought their knowledge of vine cultivation to Spanish soils, the country's culture has grown alongside wine production, with wine being a vital part of Spanish identity and Spanish traditions. Each region of Spain has a wine quite distinct from the others, and it is produced by smallholders and families as much as it is by large companies and established wineries. From the relatively mild and lush regions of La Rioja to the arid plateaus that surround Madrid, grapes are grown in abundance for the now booming Spanish wine industry, and new laws and regulations have recently been put in place to keep the country's standards high. By combining traditional practices with modern technology, Spanish wineries are continuing to produce distinctive wines of great character, flavor and aroma, with the focus shifting in recent decades to quality over quantity.